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Sun: 11:00 - 15:00
Una at One Rochester exemplifies the robust and full flavours of Spain and Europe at the iconic Rochester enclave. Chef Jean-Philippe Patruno has designed an extensive menu of his signature Tapas and Parilla Grills with the freshest ingredients and authentic flavours.
Taking over the space at One Rochester that was formerly occupied by Roast is a very different concept altogether - 'South of Latitude 30°' cuisine. With a focus on flavours from Spain, France and Italy which - sherlock (!) - all fall under that term, new tenant UNA brings together sunny flavours and home-styled cuisines with just the right amount of chi chi.
The culmination of Chef Jean-Philippe Patruno's culinary forte which he has spent years honing under 3 Michelin Star Chef Nico Landenis, of course this establishment scores top points for ambience - framed in a leafy enclave flanked by water features - but how about the food? On our visit, we had the choice of dining on tapas or from the a la carte menu. With a rather impressive number of attention-grabbing items, the a la carte menu won the fight.
After gently easing in with a complimentary amuse bouche, things started on a dizzying high note with the Scallops a la Plancha served with Veal Cheeks and Iberico Ham Crisp ($21 small/$31 large). This would be one of my top dishes to order again - fabulously meaty scallops and unbelievably buttery soft veal were a perfect marriage of flavours and textures....
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The food's a mixed bag of memorable highs and pedestrian fare. But while the food may not be strikingly fantastic to draw diners from around the island, the gorgeous setting might. With its candlelit and lush backdrop, and tranquil ambience, UNA makes for a wonderful date-night spot.
1) Iberico Ham Croqueta ($14): humongous creamy bechamel croquettes dotted with iberico ham nubbins, well-balanced and scrumptious
2) Scallops la Plancha ($26): beautifully seared to perfection, and sided with meltingly tender veal cheeks, iberico crisps, velvety mash, and a robust red wine jus.
3) Bonuelos de Belacao ($23): sumptuous salted cod fritters contrasted with a drizzling of a bittersweet and piquant orange sauce
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4) Gambas a la Jio ($28): fresh prawns slathered in a thick jus sweet with the essence of prawn stock, and seasoned with crisp fried garlic, chilli flakes and seasalt - A change-up from the usual olive oil-infused version, and while I would have preferred the olive oil version, this was lovely.
5) Churros & Chocolat ($14): crispy dough sticks with dark chocolate syrup and honey ice-cream is a fail-safe
6) Pinchos Morunos ($25): pork fillet marinated in paprika and garlic, and served with piquillo pepper. Though commendably juicy, this was too full-bodied and overwhelmed the delicate sauce.
after reading the reviews , decided to try out that place . Most of the reviews were singing praises for this restairant. It turned out to be a far cry from what the reviews said. Food was so so and not cheap. its def niot a romantic place as many claimed it is. Just a normal restaurant, not for special occasions.